West Nile Fever

Michal Chowers

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Abstract

West Nile Virus infection has drawn medical and public attention in the last decade due to increases in its incidence and severity and spread to new territories. In travelers most reported cases are from developed countries, mainly in North America. Clinical manifestations can vary from mild febrile illness to flaccid paralysis and encephalitis, which is often fatal. Currently, no treatment is available, and reduced exposure to mosquitoes is the main protective approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTropical Diseases in Travelers
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages65-73
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781405184410
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Acute flaccid paralysis
  • Culex mosquito
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • West Nile fever
  • West Nile virus

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